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Video: The Insider with Caroline Hill – Guest Chris Grant

Chris Grant has seen all sides of law firm innovation, having worked at Barclays, helping to oversee law firm panel pitches, and at Barclays Ventures Eagle Labs, where he was lawtech director. Here he talks to Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill about the progress (or lack of) – when it comes to law firm […]

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Oracle formally launches global legal PMS

Today (15 April) Oracle formally launches its global legal practice management system alongside new implementation partner Frontera Consulting, which has spent the last eight months configuring the ERP to ensure it handles all of the critical requirements of a law firm. For those of you who have followed Oracle’s recent journey into the legal sector, […]

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Breaking news: Litera to acquire Clocktimizer

Hot on the heels of its recent acquisition of DocsCorp and Foundation Software Group, Litera today (13 April) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clocktimizer, which helps law firms to automatically categorise their billing narratives into activities and task codes. Clocktimizer will join Foundation in Litera’s new law firm intelligence business […]

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Comment: Poor Document Quality – Does it matter?

By Joanne Humber, marketing consultant, LCT4 I recently posted on LinkedIn my experience of receiving a badly formatted document that I had been sent by the solicitor acting for the people buying my house.  It was truly a disgrace and if I were their client, that is the last time I would instruct them. However, […]

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LexisNexis launches Microsoft-based drafting hub Lexis Create

LexisNexis today (12 April) launches Lexis Create, which aims to create a single hub for fee-earner drafting within the Microsoft environment, avoiding the need to switch platforms. Fee earners can access the LexisLibrary, precedents and drafting notes from within Lexis Create, as well as build and share a bank of clauses that can be accessed […]

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Am Law 100 law firm Nelson Mullins deploys Repstor for Teams

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has deployed Repstor for Teams to support its transition to Microsoft’s online communication and collaboration site, which the Am Law 100 firm says is on course to become the primary workspace for client matter management and file sharing as well as a quasi-intranet replacement. Repstor will provide the client matter-centric […]

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Video: Caroline Hill talks to Jonathan Patterson and Simon White

A discussion about the cutting edge work that DWF is doing in data analytics within the legal and insurance industry. DWF recently launched Ivy, which draws on historic DWF data to assess the recommended value of an insurance claim. Based on the assessment, claims are being triaged, with many now entirely automated.

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Movers and shakers: Casey Flaherty joins LexFusion + all the latest hires

Casey Flaherty has joined ‘legal tech collective’ LexFusion and there are new hires for Allen & Overy; Factor; ECFX, Relativity; Datolite Solutions and DWF. North America Casey Flaherty has joined ‘legal tech collective’ LexFusion, which launched six months ago. Flaherty has been announced as the third co-founder – alongside Joe Borstein and Paul Stroka – […]

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Comment: Has the Legal Industry Reached a Client-Centered Tipping Point?

By Tim Dinehart, chief operating officer at ABC Legal Services In his best-selling book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell challenges the assumption that social change happens slowly over a long period of time. Instead, he argues — using a metaphor eerily reminiscent of our times — “Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses […]

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BRYTER raises $66 million Series B to accelerate US expansion

No-code service automation platform BRYTER today (7 April) announces a $66 million Series B funding round, which will help to accelerate its international expansion. The raise comes only eight months after the company’s Series A round, bringing the total capital raised to date to over $90 million. The investment round was led by New York based […]

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Prosperoware doubles down on Nordic success with new partnership

Following recent Nordic successes, Prosperoware has entered into partnership with Finnish IT consulting service provider Beveric, which joins Prosperoware’s growing channel of partners. The partnership allows Beveric to offer Prosperoware’s cloud provisioning, governance and business continuity solution CAM to their client base in Poland, Finland, and the Balkan states. Beveric is an iManage reseller partner […]

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Breaking: Royds Withy King selects Peppermint for CMS, CRM and PMS

Accelerated by the pandemic and following a “very diligent review”, UK top 100 law firm Royds Withy King (RWK) has selected Peppermint Technology’s entire CX365 stack apart from document management to underpin its growth strategy, we can reveal.  The firm, which according to the Legal IT Insider’s UK Top 200 chart is a Thomson Reuters Elite […]

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Comment: Practice analysis as a tool to manage the future

By Pieter van der Hoeven, co-founder and CEO of Clocktimizer Most of us have felt the impact of Covid-19 on our agendas. For the majority of legal professionals, the pandemic has made the job of matter planning even more challenging. They must now battle increased uncertainty about when work will start, and what it will include. […]

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End of lawyers: New AI can take over complex legal matters “end-to-end”

A new AI that will take over a legal matters in their entirety, including producing complex legal advice, has received $200m in investment from a raft of investors including Palo Alto-based private equity firm Esnesnon Capital.

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Breaking news: Litera acquires DocsCorp

Litera has acquired document drafting rival DocsCorp, in an acquisition that dramatically accelerates Litera’s platformisation play and brings the three main legal document productivity vendors under one roof, following Litera’s acquisition of Workshare in 2019.

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The March Orange Rag is out now!

Welcome to the March Orange Rag, and yes, it’s another month where the biggest story is legaltech M&A, BUT we also bring news of the first social event of the legaltech calendar, our very own Bring Back Boring Ball (and awards)!  Dominating our front page (and holding up the release of the Orange Rag, but […]

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Wolters Kluwer corporate legal report shows significant drop in outside counsel numbers in 2020

A new report from Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions concludes that 2020 saw the biggest shake up in the outside legal services market since the 2008 crisis: 90% of corporate legal teams reduced their active providers, and around 16% of attorney-client relationships were put on hold – although Am Law firms doubled down on strong relationships. […]

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The Microsoft Exchange exploit: A four-step response plan

The Microsoft Exchange exploit: A four-step response plan Arcas Risk Management managing partner and founder Robert Fitzgerald talks us through the four steps that firms must go through to assess and remedy their exposure to the recent Microsoft Exchange attacks. Cybersecurity experts are warning that legal organisations must take no chances when identifying and remedying weaknesses […]

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Akin Gump selects LexisNexis InterAction as firmwide BD platform

Akin Gump, an AmLaw 50 firm with 20 offices around the world, has expanded its partnership with client relationship management provider LexisNexis InterAction. Akin Gump has used InterAction in its marketing department since 2007 but has selected the solution as its firmwide business development platform after a competitive market review. It will transition to the […]

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Scotland’s AI Strategy: The roadmap

Scotland’s AI Strategy was formally launched at the start of this week (22 March). While it is not yet clear what the strategy means specifically for law firms, at leading firm Brodies, IT director Damien Behan observes that the formalised strategy can only be a good thing in the wider business world. Brodies has already […]